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River Forest quint damaged in accident

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River Forest Fire Department new aerial ladder truck

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New ladder for River Forest (update)

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a follow up to the post the other day. Here is a shot I took today of River Forest’s new Smeal ladder truck 219. From my understanding, it will follow the engine on all in-town fire calls. Also it will be going into surrounding towns auto-aid including Maywood.
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Josh
River Forest Fire Department

River Forest Truck 219. Josh Boyajian photo

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New ladder for River Forest (update)

From Dan McInerney:

River Forest Truck 219 went in service at 0800 this date. It follows RFOR E222 as the second out piece on fire runs

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Fire apparatus photos

Josh Boyajian submitted several images of apparatus that he recently photographed.

Oak Lawn Fire Department

Oak Lawn Battalion 1. Josh Boyajian photo

River Forest Fire Department

River Forest Engine 222. Josh Boyajian photo

Riverside Fire Department

Riverside Engine 1611. Josh Boyajian photo

Riverside Fire Department

Riverside Engine 1621. Josh Boyajian photo

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X-Chicago area apparatus serving in Kentucky

From Danny in Kentucky:

hi there thought i’d share that i found alot of  local fire depts in my area that have  rigs that used to serve in the greater chicago area. here are a few links. maybe other readers can contribute original photos from  their days in chicago land

Anderson County Rescue 5 (x-Lisle-Woodridge FPD)

 

Anderson County Rescue 5

Greg Stapleton photo

Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District

This one one of the first three Gladiator super command cabs built by Spartan. Larry Shapiro photo

Hindman Fire Department Ladder 150 (X-River Forest, IL)

 

Hindman FIre Department fire truck

Greg Stapleton photo

River Forest Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

 

Stephensburg Engine 3 (retired) (claims to be X-Palatine, IL Tele-Squrt)

 

Stephensburg FIre Department

Greg Stapleton photo

from Kent Parrish:

As regards the Stephensburg rig. It was a 1981 Seagrave HB-25068 # K-79052 1500/500 with 50-foot Tele-Squrt for Palatine. Somebody removed the Tele-Squrt and put a Pierce body with 1000-gallon tank on it, around 1994. The body was #E-1375 from Bridgewater, NJ.

Austin-Tracy FD Engine FD Engine 68 (X-Winnetka, IL)

 

Austin-Tracy FIre Department fire engine

Greg Stapleton photo

Winnetka Fire Department

Former Winnetka Engine 28. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Austin-Tracy FD Engine 60 (retired) (X-Winnetka, IL)

 

Austin-Tracy FIre Department fire engine

Greg Stapleton photo

Winnetka Fire Department

Former Winnetka Engine. Larry Shapiro photo

 Little Poplar Creek Engine 1 (X-Roberts Park, IL)

Little Poplar Creek FD fire engine

Greg Stapleton photo

Neon VFD Aerial 1 (X-Glen Ellyn, IL)

Neon Volunteer Fire Department

Greg Stapleton photo

The Kentucky photos were all found at kentuckyfiretrucks.com

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Fire Rescue International 2013 – local highlights

Images of local units from the exhibit hall at McCormick Place at the Fire Rescue International trade show.

 

Bloomingdale FPD

New AEV ambulance for Bloomingdale. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden Township FPD

Leyden Township ambulance by Wheeled Coach. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden Township FPD

Leyden Township ambulance by Wheeled Coach. Larry Shapiro photo

River Forest Fire Department

River Forest quint. Josh Boyajian photo

River Forest Fire Department

New Smeal quint for River Forest. Larry Shapiro photo

Franklin Park Fire Department

Franklin Park engine in the Marion booth. Larry Shapiro photo

Alsip Fire Department

Alsip Car 2000. Josh Boyajian photo

Joliet Fire Department

Joliet Engine 8. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Aurora Fire Department

Aurora Engine 9. Josh Boyajian photo

Aurora Fire Department

Engine 9 is the third new engine for Aurora. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Crestwood Fire Department

Crestwood Ford Expedition. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Chicago Fire Department

CFD Turret Wagon 6-7-3 Deluge Wagon. Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Fire Department

CFD Comm Van 2-7-8 from O’Hare. Josh Boyajian photo

Gary Fire Department

HME quint for Gary FD. Larry Shapiro photo

Gary Fire Department

HME quint for Gary FD. Josh Boyajian photo

 

 

 

 

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Area apparatus purchases

This from Josh Boyajian:

River Forest 

  • a Smeal 105′ heavy-duty quint has been purchased and waiting to be placed into service. It will be on display at FRI Friday and Saturday

Leyden FPD 

  • a  2013 Ford F-350 Wheeled Coach ambulance has been completed and will be on display at FRI this weekend

Bensenville FPD

  • a  2013 Ford F-450 Wheeled Coach ambulance has been purchased and will be delivered by the end of the month

Cicero

  • a Pierce Dash CF pumper is being built and will be delivered in February

Bolingbrook

Has approved the purchase of two new units:

  • a Pierce Dash CF ladder truck
  • Pierce Impel engine

Chicago Ridge

  • a 2014 Road Rescue medium-duty ambulance on a TerraStar chassis
Wilmette
  • a 2013 E-One E-Max pumper will be delivered in the next few months
  • a 2013 Ford F-450 squad is being built at Warner Bodies and will be delivered in the next few months
Northfield
  • a 2013 E-One engine is being built on a Cyclone chassis which should be done by end of year
Broadview
  • 2013 E-One pumper has been ordered. Unknown on the specs
Westchester
  • 2013 E-One 21? custom, walk-around rescue on a Typhoon chassis is being built and will be delivered by end of year.
Palos Heights FPD
  •  2013 E-One pumper has been ordered, unknown specs at this time.
Gurnee
  • 2013 Ford F-450 Road Rescue Ultramedic Type I is being built and should be completed by the end of the year
Joliet
  • Their two new engines are completed and ready to be delivered if they weren’t already
Chicago
  • Fire Service Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year contract with the City of Chicago for airport pumpers. The initial order is for three units. The new units will be E-One Cyclone custom chassis with 2000 GPM Hale pump, Fecon foam system, 1000 gallon water tank and 250 gallon foam tanks with Salisbury Stainless Steel bodies. We look forward to bringing back the E-One product family to the third largest city in the United States.
new E-ONE fire engines for O'Hare Airport
thanks Danny

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New ladder for River Forest

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here are pictures of River Forest’s new 2013 Smeal 105′ quint they just purchased. It will be marked in the coming weeks before it will be on display in the Smeal booth at FRI at McCormick Place  next month.
Thanks Josh Boyajian
River Forest Fire Department

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River Forest Fire Department

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River Forest Fire Department

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River Forest to buy quint

This from Josh Boyajian:

River Forest in Division 11 will be purchasing a new quint this coming summer. The manufacturer is unknown at this time. Oakpark.com has an article about the Village of River Forest authorizing the purchase of a new quint.

 

The River Forest village board has elected to spend $650,000 to buy a new fire truck — the largest priced item in its Capital Improvement Program for the next four fiscal years.

The fire department recommended purchasing the fire apparatus, called a quint because it has five functions, so that the village would no longer have to rely on the ladder truck that they’ve been sharing with Oak Park’s fire department since 1998. Under an intergovernmental agreement that year between the two villages, each one paid half the cost for the truck that is housed in Oak Park, according to a presentation at the Jan. 22 meeting by Village Administrator Eric Palm.

River Forest continues to pay half of the annual maintenance costs, which are approximately $16,000. But the shared truck only comes to River Forest about five percent of the time it’s in use. So the board agreed to follow a recommendation to opt out of the agreement in the 2014 fiscal year, which begins May 1, and buy its own truck. Either village can opt out if they give 18 months notice to the other. Once that happens, the truck is either sold and the proceeds are equally shared, or the village keeping the truck pays the other village half of the truck’s value.

The article is HERE.

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Area apparatus photos

Drew Gresik submitted several apparatus photos of units that are not yet on the website.

Brookfield Fire department Ambulance 414

Brookfield Ambulance 414 is a 2006 Ford E-450 Type III from LifeLine. Drew Gresik photo

Riverside Fire Department Ambulance 1614

Riverside Ambulance 1614 is a 2010 Ford E-350 Type III by Medtec. Drew Gresik photo

Riverside Fire Department Engine 1621

Riverside Engine 1621 is a 2003 E-ONE Typhoon with a 1,250-GPM pump, 1,000 gallons of water and 40 gallons of foam. Drew Gresik photo

Riverside Fire Department Truck 1629

Riverside Truck 1629 is a low profile, 2000 Seagrave (LP55DA) with a 2,000-GPM pump, 500 gallons of water, and a 100-foot rear-mounted ladder. Drew Gresik photo

North Riverside Fire Department tower ladder 806

North Riverside Tower 806 is a 1997 Pierce Dash with a 2,000-GPM pump, 200 gallons of water, and a 100-foot tower ladder. Drew Gresik photo

River Forest Fire Department Engine 222

River Forest Engine 222 is a 2002 Spartan Gladiator/Darley with a 1,500-GPM pump, 800 gallons of water, and 30 gallons of foam. Drew Gresik photo

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